boopdeep

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About boopdeep

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    Campanas
  • Birthday 12/29/1980

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    Lone Star State
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    NFL football; admiralty/maritime; golf

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  1. Tough question. While not technically in a box, I’d pull my stash of Taboada customs. The rest are mostly replaceable, though at an incredible price.
  2. Obviously “going deep” has different meanings for others, but for me it means 3-4 boxes. I don’t sell on the secondary market and so getting multiple boxes is just for the collector/hoarder in me and personal satisfaction. I plan to smoke everything I buy, hopefully over many decades. I went “deep” on the Mag 56 EL, and looking at the recent auction prices I am happy I did. Currently picking up excess boxes of Connie B’s, mostly because I’m “concerned” future years won’t be as good as the release-year boxes. I’ve also been picking up my share of Connie A, as the last two years and this year’s boxes have been fantastic (to me). Skinnies across the board, but especially Cohiba as the prices go up each year. I think others are right that Siglo VIs and any other hard-to-find Cohibas are a good bet, but gosh, they are just so hard to find! I’ve been accumulating boxes of SCDLH for the last few years as I’m worried any one of the sticks could get cancelled. I adore them all. And, while not necessarily “going deep,” but I’ve tried to pickup at least 1, and sometimes 2, of the remaining 50-cab offerings as those seem endangered to me.
  3. A few of my good friends since high school are all traveling to Austin, TX, where we all went to college together. Hook ‘em Horns!! A few flying in from the East Coast. 6 families, 15 kids combined. All ages. 4.5 days. Gonna hang out at Barton Creek pool, deep eddy, and check out the fire works at Town Lake. Will show the kids the bats at Congress Avenue Bridge. See if we can get a pickup b-ball game at gregory gym. Tour UT’s campus. Eat lots of BBQ! Including at salt lick. Tex-mex galore. Mexican martinis at Trudy’s. Reminisce like the old people we are and bore our kids with stories from our past. Looking forward to it!
  4. This beauty was gifted to me by the always generous @Fatshotbud 898s are my favorite cigars, but it’s probably been over a year since my last one. @Fatshotbud recently gave me a Partagas de Partagas No. 1, which is also a Lonsdale with similar 898 characteristics. The format just feels elegant to me. The cigar starts off with a serious punch. The initial 5-10 mins retrohale is very spicy, making it almost too painful. But then the cigar mellows out. Interestingly, this 898 started out with some orange flavor that turned to lemon and lemon zest. I had never got citrus in an 898 before. The spicyness moved to cinnamon and then by about half way through was overshadowed by cream and leather. The cigar ended with strong cream and leather and a slight cocoa near finish. The cigar had some interesting movement from starting off like a spice bomb, moving to a flavor bomb, and then becoming very mellow just past the halfway point. It was an interesting smoke that I give 91-92 points. Thankgs again @Fatshotbud!
  5. I honestly have never noticed an issue other than faint cardboard smell on a few that didn’t, to me, effect flavor. But, based on comments here, I don’t see any downside to removing, especially if there’s an alternative box/slb for storage.
  6. [frantically runs to humidor to empty petacas...]
  7. Des Dieux are terrible. Just forget about them. You don’t want any of those. Putrid. 😬😬😎
  8. My one experience doing this was terrible. Upon entering Mexico from Cuba, my cigars were held ransom until I paid about $250 in cash to the agent. Not having much cash left on me after Cuba, I had to go to an ATM, which, of course, none of them in the closest 2 terminals worked. I finally got the cash and paid the arbitrary amount after about 1 hour delay. And, of course, 1 box was mysteriously missing. Ive heard of others with similar stories. My experience is that Mexico scans every bag coming in, so difficult to get passed without being noticed.

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